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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
romney trailing obama by four points. this map shows projections of a steep climb for romney if he were to lose ohio he would need every other battleground state. this morning in ohio romney is trying to differentiate himself on middle class economic issues. here's what he said within the last 15 minutes. >> do we want four more years with 23 million americans struggling to find a good job? >> no! >> do we want four more years where after the kids coming out of college can find work? >> no! >> do we want four more years where every year the take-home pay goes down? >> reporter: gop strategists are saying there are no easy answers to romney's failure to connect with the strong middle class in ohio. after ohio the next face off will be the first presidential debate on october 3rd. kira klapper, abc7 news. >>> :37 now. >>> we have coastal fog and delays at the airport port. >> about 53 minutes at sfo because of low clouds. good morning. thickest fog up around is -- up in santa rosa, down a little half moon bay to three not as thick as it was yesterday those are the few areas where you
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
show romney falling behind. one poll has the gop nominee eight points behind president obama in ohio. and in florida, romney is behind the president by four points. if romney loses ohio, his path to victory would be difficult. without ohio, romney would need to run the table, picking up virtually every battleground state. if romney hopes to turn things around, he'll need to stay on message. he didn't yesterday at an ohio rally when speaking about president obama. >> there's one thing he didn't do in his first four years he said he's going to do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes. >> reporter: for months, the republicans offered a different view, accusing president obama of raising taxes. the romney campaign offered a correction. the romney campaign was also knocked off message last week with the release of a secret tape, where romney calls 47% of the country dependent on the government. romney's wife, ann, in a late night appearance with jay leno, admitted the tape has caused the campaign a headache. >> it's a frustrating thing. you try so hard to get your message o
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Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
between >> the first debate between barack obama special mitt romney is just four days away. while they are preparing for the showed own in denver on monday, their runningmates are in the battleground states. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney were out in the public eye today, as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. so the campaign trail duties fell to their runningmates. vice-president biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reins got turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in 8 years. >> reporter: with his path to the white house shrinking, florida's looking like a must-win for romney. but today, his runningmate, ckman paul ryan, focused on new hampshire, with four electoral votes. but ryan said that could be a difference in the race that will come to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. [cheering] >> reporter: the campaign s
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
in president obama's practice sessions. the campaign is managing expectations, saying last night, the president is out of practice. the last time he debated was four years ago. and, rob and paula, according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debates. mitt romney told voters yesterday, that the debates are about more than who comes out on top. they are the chance for a month-long conversation with the american people. >> managing expectations, as always. tahman bradley, live in washington for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and abc news coverage of the debate begins tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. keep right here on abc. >>> and there is word this morning of a series of secret meetings at the white house. focusing on the threat from al qaeda in north africa. "the washington post" says the meetings came before the 9/11 attacks on u.s. compounds in libya. during the discussions, the possibility of unilateral strikes against al qaeda targets in that region were reportedly considered for the very first time. >>> and
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Sep 28, 2012 12:00am PDT
obama masks are outselling mitt romney masks by 34%. and the numbers are potentially significant because mask sales have correctly predicted the winner of the last four elections. and i -- it's not really fair because with the obama mask, you don't have the to carry a bag around when you trick our treat. you can store the candy in the ears. [ laughter ] i personally don't care which one of these masks is more popular. i'm more interested in receiving which one does a better job of scaring our security guard adelina. this is adelina. she guards the door outside my office. needless to say, i feel very protected when she's around. she's a perfect test subject for this. she has big reactions to everything. let's find out which presidential candidate's mask scared adelina the most today. great. we start with president obama. hiding in the closet behind adelina. she's enjoying her coffee. and her 14th snack of the day. she does not know what's happening. and -- >> obama! obama! >> jimmy: round two. mitt romney. here comes mitt. and -- mitt romney is now -- she's talking to herself. >>
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am PDT
one poll had romney eight points behind president obama in ohio. in another swing state florida, romney trails by four points. this map shows projections of the steep climb for romney without ohio he would need every other battleground state at the same time he needs to stay on message. yesterday at a rally in ohio romney backtracked a bit on the comment he made about the 47%. he said he doesn't have to worry about. >> i want to be president of all the people of america. i want to help all the people of america. you don't get into a race like this with myself and my family and do the work and commitment that we've put forward without the passion to help all of america. >> reporter: today in ohio the candidates are expected to clash over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. after ohio the next face off will be the first presidential debate october 3rd. kira klapper, abc7 news. >>> 5:05. prosecutors say they will not file charges against the san jose police officer whose 3-year-old son accidentally killed himself with his father's gun in
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
weather spells most recently in june. >> number four, stage is being set in denver, colorado for the first presidential debate tonight, 50 million are expected to tune in when president obama and mitt romney face off to discuss domestic issues. >>> number five, retired us airways captain sully sullenberger will be a passenger in blue angel plane number 7 today at noon. >> if you are hoping to catch a glimpse of blue angels action let's check in with mike. >>> no worries cloud cover will stay at the coast through the daylight hours will start to push inland overnight. doppler, all is quiet, no radar returns, no clouds. temperatures starting in the 60s and 70s in most areas, a few 50s north bay valleys and out to the coast. warmest temperatures through 1:00 at the coast low to mid 70s, then 60s this afternoon bay will be sunny with cooling coming in around the 4:00, 5:00 hour, mid 70s to mid 80s hot inland just not record-setting low to mid 90s. >>> we have a recap: bay bridge toll the metering lights on, reports of accident past the tolls off to the right. very slow now backed through
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
president. president obama holds a four-point lead over mitt romney and 18-point lead among women. the candidates are locked away much like students preparing for a final exam preparing for tomorrow's crucial debate. meantime, they are unleashing new attack ads. the obama campaign claiming romney profited from sweat shops in china. >>> meanwhile, a judge in pennsylvania has just postponed a law requiring voters to show photo i.d. the judge ordered it for next year art presidential election. >>> and a philadelphia police lieutenant under investigation after punching a woman in the face. the video you see here from the puerto rican day parade reportedly shows a lieutenant struck so hard that she claims she threw beer at them. we're heal more about this. >>> finally, what every folicly fellow is out there waiting to hear. i should recuse myself, in fact. a new study finds that the less pursuit folks such as bruce willis not only appear tougher and more powerful than other men, they're also seen as taller and better leaders. >> and cuter. >> and while guys like patrick stewart are masculin
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
to support youngstrom's widow and four children to drop off donations at the restaurant. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a resort in nevada, mitt romney has practice planned in massachusetts. tahman bradley with more on how they are handling expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney start the week gearing up for a crucial showdown wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. in las vegas last night the president tried to manage expectations. >> the president: folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. governor nor romney is a good debater. >> reporter: as they hunker down for practice poll show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates
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Oct 3, 2012 11:35pm PDT
: romney spoke directly to the president in his answers. obama spoke mostly to the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. >> we still have trillion dollar deficits. the cbo says we'll have a trillion dollar deficit each of the next four years. >> reporter: these two men, they are virtually strangers to each other personally. they've only met in person three times before tonight. most recently, in passing, on a debate stage in new hampshire way back in 2008, when republicans followed democrats in debate three days before the primaries. and there was this brief encounter on the campaign trail in 2007. >> good luck to you today. >> reporter: and while they have both reached the pinnacle of party politics, they are so different. their talents and their paths to power and their debate styles. so much at stake on that stage tonight. this showdown comes at what might be the critical moment in this campaign. a hinge of political history. polls show the race tightening, just 34 days left in this campaign. and you can already sense in the crowds the special energy of the home stretch. but tonight, s
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
," not both of them. you have to figure she'll vote for obama. she might be the only person in america who is better off now than she was four years ago. a funny romney related item on his msnbc show, al sharpton talking about a photo on facebook, romney visiting a chipotle store. hard to tell. >> the conversation is going around the clock. today our facebook family cheered voter i.d. decision in pennsylvania. this photo of romney getting lunch at chipote in colorado was the other big photo. >> who took the air out of al sharpton? who took the air out of him. he needs to eat a little chipotle. anti-mitt romney ad that stars his real life garbageman, richard hayes, he goes to the house in la jolla. >> i'm richard hayes and pick up mitt romney's trash. we're called the invisible people. he doesn't realize the service we provide. if it wasn't for us it would be a big health issue, us not picking up trash. rest seidents come out and shakr hands, give us hugs, thank us, water and gatorade. tells us we're doing a good job. >> jimmy: who hugs their garbage man? who are these debt whos
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Sep 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
obama took office. 15 million more are on food stamps. my job creates 12 million jobs over the next four year. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare, we should measure compassion on how many people are off welfare and able to get a good paying job. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> he cracked it himself. carrie underwood was at a concert in louisville. there was a kid in the audience, holding a sign that said will you be my first kiss? she pulled him on stage. here's what happened. >> 12 years old. >> you got a jump on me. i was 14 when i had my very first kiss. just so you know my husband is somewhere in this building, might be looking for you later. >> how are we going do this? >> lip to lip. >> this is the smartest kid ever! >> close your eyes. >> jimmy: he went for lips. let's show this that video. my research and development team invented a highly advanced device called youtube time machine. we can put any youtube video in the machine and will show you what happens in the future. let's put it in and show that kid in the year 2070. >> who
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Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to do in the next four years which is to raise taxes. >> reporter: tonight the campaign would not say he made a mistake. look at the electoral map. with the current abc news projections. if president obama wins ohio, the path for romney is challenging. for example, he would have to pick up virginia, wisconsin, iowa, florida, new hampshire. and still would not have the electoral vote es needs. he would have to add colorado to get there. tonight these new campaign numbers reflecting the rough week last week. that secret tape. the words about 47%. the obama team up in eight states with this tonight. >> mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling their weight. he attacked millions of hard-working people making 25, 35, 45 -- >> reporter: now, on that issue of taxes, what the governor said here today, talking about those taxes, the president did not raise income tax rates in his first term. he has proposed raising taxes on families earning $250,000 or more. diane, tonight this campaign looking for a game-change. as you know the all important debate a week from tomorrow. they
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
back on the campaign trail for mitt romney and president obama this morning after last night's first presidential debate in denver. a strong showing from romney who went on the offensive criticizing the president's spending record. >> you've been president for four years you said would you cut the deficit in half, we still have trillion dollar deficit. if you are reelected we'll get to a trillion dollar debt. >> romney actaed the president's handling of the economy saying mr. obama spent most of his energy pushing through sweeping overhaul of health care instead of focusing on job creation. >> the president: at some point, i think the american people have to ask is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret, balls they are too good? is it because that some -- because they are too good? is it because that somehow middle class families will benefit too much? >> pundits are saying romney's aggressive performance last night was what he needed to do to generate much needed momentum for his campaign. >> bay area voters tuned in to watch and react. >> romne
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Oct 3, 2012 1:40am PDT
that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: republicans call it a stunning admission that the middle class has been hurt by the obama administration's policies. congressman paul ryan pounced. >> of course, the middle class has been buried. they're being buried by regulations. they're being buried by taxes. is they're being buried by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administrations economic failures. >> reporter: biden later tried to dig himself out. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and the ryan supported. >> reporter: except for debate prep, it was a politics-free day for the presidential contenders. romney had lunch at chipotle while president obama paid a visit to the hoover dam. both candidates have spent hours in debate sessions and both have challenges. aides say the president is working on keeping his answers short to not sound like professor obama. in order to win over undecided voters, romney needs to appear relatable and offer specifics on his agenda. >> he has to find something more than just discussing how bad the economy is or bl
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: and diane, take a look at this picture that the obama campaign sent out. it is from four years ago, in oxford, mississippi, then senator obama preparing for his first presidential debate against john mccain. both candidates right now, mitt romney and barack obama, no doubt, very nervous. i'm nervous, just looking at that picture. diane? >> okay, jake. i will see you tonight for the big event. and i want to bring in co-anchor of "good morning america" and anchor of "this week," my co-anchor tonight, george stephanopoulos. such a night after this long road. what are these two men thinking right now? >> reporter: probably exactly the same thing. tonight, don't take the other guy's bait. play your game. but there is more pressure on mitt romney tonight. you look at the polls right now, he is behind nationally, probably behind even more in the battlegrounds. he needs a circuit breaker and he probably has to do something that gives people that say right now they're voting for the president, to give him a second look. >> so, give all of us a kind of viewer's guide to what they'r
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. >> and austin, president obama trying to go against mitt romney's tax plan, but you saw time and time again governor romney going back to the record of the last four years. >> yeah, you know, i -- you often hear people say they want the debates to be very specific and policy oriented, and how they don't want to hear one liners and tonight, you got the debate that people say they wanted. i wonder if it is the debate that they wanted. we got way into the details on a lot of the policies. i think the president was a little taken aback that romney appeared to be shifting, in addition to going back to the record, kind of shifting what he has been saying for some months, so, on his tax plan, where he had been saying for awhile, emphasizing the tax cut portion, tonight, he was saying, no, actually, it's not going to be a tax cut at all. and i think that kind of threw it off a little bit, because we got into this, no, that's not true, yes it is true. no, it's not true. and i don't know that the viewers can figure out. >> let me turn to nicolle walla wallace, welcome, good to have you on your
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Oct 4, 2012 1:40am PDT
he could. holding him accountable for the obama record. we haven't seen that too much in this campaign. there have been so many personal attacks, so many back and forths. he was able to say look this is what you promised four years ago, this is what you delivered on, where is the gap? here's what i will offer. most importantly, able to say look this is the choice i am offering. and he was able to control this debate. >> what do you think was the problem with the president last night? his performance is uniformly panned, tired, underprepared, overconfident? what do you think -- or was this a strategy of some kind? >> i think it was part strategy. they went into the debate knowing they're winning the campaign with the current strategy. don't do anything to upset that apple cart. see if you can ride this out. the other piece, i think he went in thinking he didn't have to prepare, thinking he was able to ride this, this through, throughout. didn't think mitt romney would bring it the way he did. he was trying not to make news. when you play that kind of prevent defense you prevent
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
-- >> president obama. >> -- is it too late for a turnaround? >> four years from his last debate. >> you're wrong. >> will president obama be rusty? or, can he break the race wide open? we'll ask our headliners. new jersey governor chris christie and the president's senior adviser david plouffe. and our powerhouse roundtable. squaring off, former party chairs haley barbour and howard dean. plus, matthew dowd, donna brazile and maggie haberman of politico. >>> hello again. we're heading into the home stretch of this campaign. just 37 days before the final votes, with all eyes on this week's first debate. the candidates are hunkering down in debate camp. our guests are ready to weigh in on where the race stands. what to expect wednesday? white house adviser david plouffe standing by for the president. but let's begin with the romney camp, and the man who kicked off the republican convention last month, new jersey governor chris christie. good morning. >> good morning, george. >> since the convention, romney has fallen behind in the battlegrounds. new polls out this morning, ohio an
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Sep 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
to politics now. we're just four days away from the first debate between president obama and republican challenger, mitt romney. some are calling these debates a make-or-break moment for romney. it's "your voice, your vote." with just 38 days left to election day. and david kerley joins us from the white house with an inside look at how both sides are prepping. david? >> reporter: good morning, bianna. this is the year that these debates could be critical. so, both candidates are spending a lot of time preparing. heading back to boston for more debate practice, mitt romney would not endorse the view that the debates could be do-or-die for his campaign. >> i don't think anyone would suggest that the debates are not important. i can't tell you how important it will be. it will be a good chance for the president and for me to have a conversation with the american people about our respective views. >> four more years. >> reporter: mr. obama spent a couple of hours practicing yesterday, as well. and has three days set aside for more practice. it's nicknamed debate camp. and near t
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
on your face. inside you want to fall down. >> reporter: four years ago, michelle obama would get so nervous during the debates she didn't like to watch them. she'll be there tomorrow in the debate hall. we turn to david muir who is there. david? >> reporter: hey, jake. i'll see you right here in the debate hall tomorrow night. tonight, here are some key decisions made moments ago. a coin toss between the campaigns determining that president obama will be introduced first and will have the first question. governor romney will get the final argument. there was even a toss about which of the wives will be introduced first. ann romney will be introduced first. i want to show the debate stage. both podiums. both candidates will stand with one another. that's why the romney team is concentrating on the answers and the body language. where was he earlier today? take a look at the pictures that came in. at chipotle. getting in line with senator rob portman who has been playing president obama in mock debates. taking pictures with some of the workers there. we asked the supporters what they
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
kerry is playing romney in mr. obama's practice sessions. managing expectations saying last night the president is out of practice. last time he debated was four years ago. according to the latest poll, 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debates. mitt romney told voters yesterday the debates are about more than who comes out on top they are the chance for a month-long conversation with the american people. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> news that abc news will bring live -- coverage of the debate. >>> american airlines is trying to figure out how a row of seats came loose twice, a flight had to turn back i have an row of seats came loose yesterday the same thing over the weekend forcing a boston to miami flight to divert to jfk. >> the seat flipped backwards and so people were essentially on the lap of the passengers behind them with their legs up in the air. >> no one was hurt in either event. the faa is investigating. the trouble comes as pilot are in the midst of a tense contract negotiation with american. "good morning america" will have more on the
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Sep 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
with the american people about our respective views. >> four more years. >> reporter: mr. obama spent a couple of hours practicing yesterday, as well. and has three days set aside for more practice. it's nicknamed debate camp. and near the end of camp, like now, it's a full-on mock debate. following the time rules, podiums the exact distance apart, and fill-ins for the opposition. neera tanden has played the role, preparing joe biden. >> it's only tense when they give the completely wrong answer and you have to correct them in the end. the goal is to make them feel that they're as real as possible. >> reporter: tanden believes romney has the harder chore. >> the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> reporter: being aggressive against the president, drawing distinctions between the president, trying not to be nasty. >> i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: and the president, who can become impatient, is probably being pushed in practice, as well. >> part of having a tough opponent in your mock is that you get that anger
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
obama. he's an eerily precise obama. >> he played obama for john mccain four years ago. >> he did. i spent more time with rob portman as obama than as rob po portman, the senator we all know. both men have a monumental undertaking for the first debate. one of them has to come off as nicer and less arrogant than he really is. and the other one has to come across as more normal and less awkward than he is. >> you talk about president obama coming off as more nicer and less arrogant. he does get irritable in the debates. his team is prepping him for to stay more patient. >> right. think about that for a second. they're asking both men to be someone they're not. that's what makes the debate so dramatic. really, what we're all waiting for, what we're watching for, is the moment when the real man breaks out. >> but more pressure on mitt romney in this debate. if you could say, what is his number one goal for this debate, it is? >> romney needs to have a moment like what some of us saw this week, when bill clinton introduced him, where he had this self-deprecating, normal moment, where h
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Sep 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
next few days. >> thanks, leigh. >>> the first debate between president obama and the republican challenger mitt romney is just four days from now. karen travers reports what they are both doing for the showdown. >> they were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. there will be campaign duties to their running mate. biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed the bush administration for the budget deficit. >> they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida you is looking like a must win scenario for romney. but today paul ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes, but ryan said that could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts to a different stage with wednesday night's high stakes showdown between president obama and romney. >> if you take a look at the history of deba
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
or mini heat wave the next few days. >> thanks, leigh. >>> the first debate between president obama and the republican challenger mitt romney is just four days from now. karen travers reports what they are both doing for the showdown. >> they were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. there will be campaign duties to their running mate. biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed the bush administration for the budget deficit. >> they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida you is looking like a must win scenario for romney. but today paul ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes, but ryan said that could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts to a different stage with wednesday night's high stakes showdown between president obama and romney. >> if you take a look at
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
explain, just >>> tonight the first of three debates takes place between president obama and mitt romney starting at 6:00 right here. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney met face-to-face was during the 2008 campaign season many tonight, four years later, they meet again in their first presidential debate, it is a critical moment with the race still very close according to the latest poll. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and compassionate and connect with the audience. the president is about mannerisms and style. >> reporter: while the candidates go through last minute debate preps, a speech obama gave in 2007 has resurfaced conservative website posted the entire video last night. critics call it racially divisive. he contrasted how families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina compared to new york city residents after 911. >> what is happening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that some
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
of the last four years. >> reporter: after weeks of attacks on the campaign trail. >> the president: we don't get far when we have leaders who write-off half the nation as victims. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney will face off in their first presidential debate tonight. >> governor romney and president obama will meet behind me. >> reporter: what happens on this stage could be pivotal with only five weeks until election day. the first debate will focus on the economy and domestic policy. both took a break tuesday, with mitt romney grabbing a bite to eat in denver, president obama visited the hoover dam for the first time. >> the president: it is spectacular. >> reporter: both relied heavily on their running mates to lead their campaign. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for republican vice presidential hopeful ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been "buried." we agree. >> reporter: the
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
accountable for the obama record. we haven't seen that too much in this campaign. there's been so many personal attacks. so many back and forth. he was able to say, look, this is what you promised four years ago. where is the gap here? most importantly, he's able to say, this is the choice i'm offering. and he was able to control this debate. >> did you think that romney will see a bounce coming out of this, the way that obama had a bounce coming out of the convention, in charlotte, with bill clinton's famous speech? >> he is looking for a comeback moment. what happens next is going to be important. he's going to be giving a speech on foreign policy. he'll be asked about this in interviews in the coming days. if he can build on this, yes. he will start to close the gap. the romney campaign, just happened just at the right moment for them to capitalize on something. knowing you have five weeks left. there's a couple of turns left. >> the next presidential debate, tuesday, october 16th. >> thanks, rick. >> thank you, guys. >>> again, we extend our thanks to rick klein for that. we'll hav
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Sep 26, 2012 1:40am PDT
admit this one thing he did not do in his first four years he said he will do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes. >> the romney campaign is standing by the argument that the president has raised taxes. fact check, obama has raised taxes on cigarettes and tanning beds and not income taxes. though romney's own spokesman says it has happened 19 times. >>> well, the nfl and locked out referees have met behind closed doors trying to resolve their differences. the meeting comes amid growing outrage over the call made monday night by a replacement ref. even president obama and mitt romney have called for a return to the real refs something they can agree on, right. but espn's michael wallbon said he see s the lockout lasting weeks not days. >> the ratings keep going up and popularity of the league is not threatened. so i'm not sure they care as much as the people who were going crazy monday night. >> a wisconsin eye doctor, love this, now offering the refs free lasik surgery to improve their vision, surgery that costs roughly around $3,000. >> i don't get it here too. if you lo
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 1:40am PDT
. >> hello, ohio! >> reporter: it was a buckeye state brawl between president obama and mitt romney. >> i am not fighting to create democratic jobs or republican jobs, i'm fighting to create american jobs. >> you want four more years with 23 million people struggling to find a job? >> reporter: in ohio election day is really election five weeks. starting next tuesday voters can cast their ballots. presidential contenders are working furiously to lock down support now. right now it is the president who has the clear edge. abc news moved ohio from the tossup column to lean obama. that puts the president within 15 electoral votes of the 270 he needs to win re-election. ohio has been trending obama for weeks. one new poll has him up 10 points. but, a senior romney adviser seemed to suggest their own polling shows a much tighter race. and that's why they're still fighting for ohio's 18 oral o but soon the ro be forced to decide whe be fsurer to decide whe in ba in an interview with abc's david muir, romney said he is even in the national polls, and he's not d >> at this early stage. poll
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